Human resource planning in the Venezuelan oil industry
Delgado S., José Victor (1985) Human resource planning in the Venezuelan oil industry. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.
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This dissertation presents the findings of a study of the effectiveness of the human resource planning in a large corporation working within the limitations of an underdeveloped country - Venezuela. Because the economy of Venezuela is heavily dependant on its oil industry the company PetrOleos de Venezuela S.A. was chosen for the detailed study. It was found that the system in use in the period 1980-81 was defective in that it did not address the serious medium and long term issues of manpower supply in a country seriously short of the skills needed. There was a lack of linkage between human resource planning and the corporation's long term objectives. Too much emphasis was being placed on quantitative, and too little on qualitative approaches to the problem. A new approach was developed to complement the existing shorter term quantitative approach. This involved a direct and active interaction with corporate planning. Within this framework a qualitative method of human resource planning was proposed and implemented. This method was approved by the Board and introduced within the Industrial Security function of the company in 1982. It has proved Its usefulness in defining the type of personnel required by the organization in the distant future. Since then the method has been adopted in two affiliates of the company and it is planned to introduce the method in a third affiliate in 1985.
|Item Type:||Thesis or Dissertation (PhD)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Manpower planning -- Venezuela, Oil industries -- Venezuela -- Case studies, Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. -- Management, Strategic planning -- Venezuela|
|Institution:||University of Warwick|
|Theses Department:||School of Industrial and Business Studies|
|Supervisor(s)/Advisor:||Charnock, John B., 1919- ; Houlden, Brian|
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